During the interminable chaos of Tuesday night’s American election, several Canadians took to Twitter to offer their services to listen, commiserate and provide as much help as was possible.
These “emotional support Canadians” were mostly joking, but among the ones who were serious is “Kim’s Convenience” actor and future Marvel superstar Simu Liu.
He first chimed in early Wednesday morning, as it became clear that the results wouldn’t be in until later in the week.
“Get some sleep,” he advised followers. “We will know more tomorrow, so there’s no use worrying until then. Be good and keep the faith!”
He checked in again later in the morning, presumably after a good night’s sleep, to suggest anxious Americans drink water, go for a walk, call friends or otherwise “prioritize you.”
And no, that wasn’t all — he also started specifically counselling several of the commenters looking for emotional support.
When one Twitter user told him she had only gotten a few hours sleep and had to give a class presentation, for instance, he suggested she have an espresso before class and a nap afterwards — while also encouraging her, naturally.
One fan was surprised and grateful, not realizing an emotional support Canadian was something they had access to. Liu was quick to reassure them of his abilities.
Another fan was actually a Canadian as well, but when he said he needed a hug, Liu wasn’t afraid to provide some Canadian support to a fellow Canuck. Luckily, he had the perfect gif of himself for the occasion.
As Canadians, we’re grateful for his services, and we’re sure a good portion of our southern neighbours are, too.